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Midland Red
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151 of 259  Sun 29th Jul 2018 6:33pm  
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Anyone know what the "box" on the extreme right of the image is?
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Prof
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152 of 259  Sun 29th Jul 2018 6:55pm  
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Could it be a police box with phone inside? There was one at the Binley Road end of Church Lane, Stoke near the Rectory in the 40s-50s. Later they looked more like a Tardis. They were blue. Edited by member, 29th Jul 2018 7:08 pm
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Roger Turner
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153 of 259  Sun 29th Jul 2018 11:23pm  
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I`ve blown it up and blown it up until it has become a blur and I am not sure, because it is the "lid" that gets me, it sort of looks detached, i.e. with a ventilation space at the top. Could it have been a "loo"? Apparently there was one at street corners in London and the urine was collected and sent north to the coast near Newcastle and used in the cloth dying process. The collection of this and transportation down the Thames led to the phrase "taking the p*ss" Thumbs up
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Prof
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154 of 259  Sun 29th Jul 2018 11:30pm  
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What about a waste bin? Or letter box. Shame we don't know the colour! Edited by member, 29th Jul 2018 11:32 pm
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Prof
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155 of 259  Sun 29th Jul 2018 11:57pm  
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Here's an earlier view from Broadgate:
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pixrobin
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156 of 259  Mon 30th Jul 2018 1:18am  
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On 29th Jul 2018 6:33pm, Midland Red said: Anyone know what the "box" on the extreme right of the image is?
I've done a bit of editing on the image to make it a little clearer (I hope). Is it something to do with the tram operation as it appears to be aligned with where the single track splits into two?
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Osmiroid
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157 of 259  Mon 30th Jul 2018 9:45am  
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I don't know what it is, but here's another view:
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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158 of 259  Mon 30th Jul 2018 12:07pm  
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Aha! It's for leaning one's bicycle on! Wink
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Osmiroid
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159 of 259  Mon 30th Jul 2018 1:11pm  
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A couple of thoughts, commercial post box for the nearby businesses, but maybe too tall, something to do with the adjacent Curtis and Beamish printing works, like a docking point for a tanker to pump ink through there? Edited by member, 30th Jul 2018 1:13 pm
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Not Local
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160 of 259  Mon 30th Jul 2018 6:48pm  
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I know very little about trams but a quick look on the net suggests it could be a 'Feeder Box' which had the function of a junction box and switch box combined. A tram's overhead supply was split into sections to allow for repairs and so the individual sections could be shut down without closing the whole system. Each 'Feeder Box' tapped off a cable running along the street, usually underground, and then passed the power supply through a switch to the overhead supply. There is a photograph of a similar structure at the Crich Tramway Museum but it does not say what it is. That one is marked 'BTH' which signifies electrical equipment. Hope this helps. I may of course be totally wrong.
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coventry49
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161 of 259  Mon 30th Jul 2018 8:13pm  
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Could it be a 'Lucy Box'? Used to supply electricity to the trams and later contained a telephone? They were made in Wolverhampton.
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coventry49
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162 of 259  Tue 31st Jul 2018 5:06pm  
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Have just been looking through some Library Pictures having entered 'Trams'. C00151, C00152 & C04052 all show trams at the railway station. On the right-hand side of the picture there is a similar box. Also in picture C05182 bottom of Hertford Street, there is a postbox on the left-hand side nearer to Warwick Row, but maddeningly our mystery box is not in that picture! It does look earlier though, so this could be the reason.
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argon
new milton
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163 of 259  Tue 31st Jul 2018 7:27pm  
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Could it be a urinal? Might explain the bike leaning against it.
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Slim
Another Coventry kid
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164 of 259  Tue 31st Jul 2018 9:54pm  
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On 30th Jul 2018 6:48pm, Not Local said: I know very little about trams but a quick look on the net suggests it could be a 'Feeder Box' which had the function of a junction box and switch box combined. A tram's overhead supply was split into sections to allow for repairs and so the individual sections could be shut down without closing the whole system. Each 'Feeder Box' tapped off a cable running along the street, usually underground, and then passed the power supply through a switch to the overhead supply. There is a photograph of a similar structure at the Crich Tramway Museum but it does not say what it is. That one is marked 'BTH' which signifies electrical equipment. Hope this helps. I may of course be totally wrong.
I went to Crich some years ago, but don't remember seeing such a box; however, BTH is a giveaway. British Thompson-Houston: they had large buildings in Rugby, and later became the GEC. One of the buildings had BTH carved into the stonework at high level, years after the BTH name had been dropped.
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PeterB
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165 of 259  Tue 31st Jul 2018 10:42pm  
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The box/column is absent in this photo from Pinterest. Can anybody compare the photos to help determine when it appeared/disappeared? Peter.
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